5+ Web Apps And Services To Make Your Life Easier

Computers were supposed to make our lives easier, right? But they have added more complexity to it. Managing a computer properly is an art in itself. And all the information overload makes it very hard to stay on top of everything.

In this post, I am going to show you 10 great web apps and services that can make life easy for you. You can also have a look at 10 Google Chrome Apps Which Can Enhance Your Productivity .

5+ Web Apps to Make Life Easier:

CloudMagic

CloudMagic is a service that “magically finds anything when you need it the most“.

It is basically your personal Google. Lightning fast search for anything related to you. Once you grant it access to your online identities and services like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Evernote etc., it will allow you to find anything in any service. Simple and fast!

Evernote

Evernote is a simple note taking service that lets you capture anything, anywhere.

One of the biggest appeals of Evernote is that it is everywhere. Windows 8 App, Windows Native App, OS X app, Android app, iOS app, a special iPad app, everyone’s covered!

You can access your notes from any device easily and share them by making them public.

Cubby

Cubby is a simple cloud storage that is much better than other players out there.

It lets you share any file or folder without changing the storage structure on your hard disk. You get to keep your files the way they are and Cubby automatically syncs them.

The mobile apps allow you to get these anywhere you want easily.

Pulse

Pulse is a great news reading app that allows you to stay on top of all the news.

You can read all your stories easily on your phone, tablet or browser. You can save stories for later and send them to Pocket or Readability. Sharing is also available within the app.

Readability

Readability is a great service that lets you easily read any article in a clean way.

All the ads, strange fonts and unnecessary elements are stripped off and you are left with content. You can save articles for later too.

Diigo

Diigo is hard to sum up in one sentence. It is a web highlighter, sticky note taker, online bookmarking and annotation tool and a personal learning network.

It is quite easy to use and can be accessed from any platform via browser. Mobile support is not so good for now but it gets the job done.

Duck Duck Go

Duck Duck Go is an alternative search engine that is focused on privacy.

If you feel uneasy by the amount of data that Google has on you and do not like automatic filtering of results, this is a search engine for you.

They do not collect any information about you and keep you and your clicks anonymous.

These are 7 web apps that make it easy for you to be online and manage all the stuff. Do you have any suggestions?

Pulse 3: A Great Upgrade For Already Great News Reader

Pulse is one of the apps that you must have on your iPhone, Android or even the Amazon Kindle. It lets you read news from lots of resources and even add Google Reader to it. The reader is also available as a web app and Windows 8 app as well, so you can read news from your favorite sources anywhere.

The iOS app got an update this Thursday and there was another update(3.0.1) on Saturday.

You have three options with Pulse. Using their web app, iOS app or Android app. I have been using iOS app since January (when I got my iPhone). I updated the app the moment I saw the update.

New Fonts in Pulse 3:

This is first thing that you will notice. The old font was Serif based and gave the app a very newspaper like traditional look and feel. I did not like that very much.

After all, both iOS and Android have all the fonts based on Sans Serif and Sans Serif looks much better on screens.

With this update, the font in Pulse has been changed to Sans Serif and it is a great change.

Get Infinite Scrolling with Pulse 3:

Previously, there used to be a limit on number of stories you could read from a single source. Now, this has been removed.

You can continue scrolling to right side and it will keep loading previous stories. Much better and handy if you are reading news after a long time.

Unlimited News Sources Per Page:

With 2.9, there was a limit on the number of news sources you could have on a single page. This has been removed as well. You can add unlimited number of sources now without any worries. This will be a great feature if you track lots of news at once.

Dictionary Bug on iOS:

If you were a regular user of dictionary feature in iOS, you might have noticed a small but very irritating bug in the app. You could use the dictionary feature but only once. After that, no “Define” option was there if you selected a word.

Only workaround was to force quite the app and then start again. With this update, the bug is fixed. Now whenever you encounter a word you don’t know, ou can use iOS dictionary.

A New Logo

This is a confusing change. Before the update, app had a very simple logo. Take a look:

Now, the app has this:

I have no idea what it is and maybe I am stressing a big too much on the point but logo is not that good!

The web version has not received an update, and continues to have same blurry fonts as it had before.

But the iOS update is great and if you own an iPhone or iPad, update now and start reading your news in a new and improved way.